Dog walking in Grand Rapids

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How it works

Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

Follow along

Track your walk with our live GPS tracker, then view your detailed report card after the walk.

What is Wag!?

Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured pet sitters and dog walkers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Sarah FGrand Rapids, MI

5.0

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“Past Veterinary Assistant, experienced handler”

Hello, I am Sarah and I can’t wait to meet your pet! Growing up, our home was full of pets as my mom was a vet tech, and I worked as a vet assistant at the local clinic for many years in addition to raising/socializing kittens and rescue pups. I love being able to take a 2-3 mile walk in the afternoons for my lunch break. I am a very experienced handler, know how to read animals well and am able to easily adjust to make your pet comfortable.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Elaina SGrand Rapids, MI

5.0

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“Dogs are people too”

Hi, it is with pleasure to be apart of the Wag team! I am an experienced dog walker familiar with the Grand Rapids area and city animal laws pertaining to dog walking. I am here to give your family pet a refreshing experience while you’re on the go! Exercise is important, I like to have a light jog or brisk run depending on the pace of your family pet. Returning in good health. Thank you!

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Megan CGrand Rapids, MI

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I have always been an animal lover and over the years I have owned many different pets. I currently have one 6 year old guinea pig named Riza Lin, an 11 month old kitten named Sammy and also an 11 month old Jack Russell/Retriever Mix named Sophie. When I was in High School I use to volunteer at The Humane Society of West Michigan. I worked mostly with the cats but did some dog walking. I had to leave there but have always wanted to go back and finish my dog walking. I have also walked family and friends dogs as well and I enjoy anytime I can spend with animals. My family sometimes calls me the animal whisperer because of the way animals respond to me. Also my job keeps me quite active and I am no stranger to the cold or warm weather changes of Michigan. I would love a chance to meet your furbabies and spend some time with them.

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Rachel MGrand Rapids, MI

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Hi, my name is Rachel! I’m currently attending Concordia University and pursuing my Bachelors in Music Education. I’ve grown up around dogs my entire life, and I currently have a crazy blue tick coonhound named Bella! Unfortunately, I don’t get to spoil her daily now that I’m off at college, but dog walking allows me to take care of other pups!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Puppy care, Fast walker

Joan AGrand Rapids, MI

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“Dog walking, best job ever!!”

Since joining Wag! in September 2019, I have been on over 150 walks. Read my reviews! I have great rapport with dogs. Since I do not currently own a dog, spending time with other people’s pets is how I get my dog time! I have plenty of affection to share with your dog. When you select me for a walk you know you have found someone who will put the animal’s needs first. I reinforce your training while walking the dog. I am prompt, reliable and very trustworthy. I can’t wait to meet your dog!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Kendra HGrand Rapids, MI

4.9

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Hi there, my name is Kendra, and I would love to meet your dog! I've been an animal enthusiast my entire life. I grew up having dogs (first a cocker spaniel, then a shih tzu), and I currently have the best dog in the world, Phoebe (a lab mix). I have years of experience dog sitting for both large and small dogs, including multiple (up to 4) dogs at a time, and I've never met a dog I didn't like :) About me: I am currently studying computer engineering at GVSU and loving it! That said, I am in computer labs a lot, so I am always looking for opportunities to get outside and be active, which is why I LOVE walking dogs.

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Alexanna MGrand Rapids, MI

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Hi, I'm Alexanna and I'm the girl that at the party is on the ground with the dog. My dog, Burt, is the love of my life but to be fair I love all dogs that I come in contact with. My experience walking dogs varies from my moms husky/lab mix, to a good friends Australian Shepherds, my pug, and so on. I can't wait to love on your dog and spend some time with them.

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High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Macklyn KGrand Rapids, MI

4.9

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My name is Macklyn and I’m currently a student at GRCC. I live in Grand Rapids and have an undeniable love and passion for dogs and the outdoors! Growing up I always had a couple furry friends by my side. I’ve had experience volunteering at shelters and pet sitting for multiple families with all kinds of dogs. I would love to help out anyone with a busy schedule care for their beloved dog!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Dayna CGrand Rapids, MI

4.9

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“A walker, a runner, and a great fetch player.”

I’m a 26 year old cheerleading coach. I started dog walking/sitting when I was 16. I have worked with newfoundlands to chihuahuas and everything in between. I have stayed with animals overnight, and my overnight duties included feeding, walking, giving medicine, and making sure the dogs were happy. I love working with animals and being outside.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Katie BGrand Rapids, MI

4.9

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I have grown up with dogs my entire life. I have helped raise a toy poodle, a labrador mix and a pure bred labrador. I love animals, the outdoors and being active. I am responsible and friendly and would love to have a companion on my walks.

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Dog Walking in Grand Rapids

In Grand Rapids, the likelihood that you'll have to worry about leaving Fido or Kitarina at the hotel or wag hotel is extremely low. Grand Rapids is such a pet friendly city and you will always have an activity to try! There are plenty of parks and tasty restaurants that will welcome your pet with open paws.

When you first arrive to Grand Rapids, you will need a hotel. There are plenty to choose from, but if you want one that is pet friendly, you should definitely seek out the Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown or the Riverfront Hotel. Both facilities allow you to have your pets for a small one-time fee and you will have piece of mind knowing Fido will be there by your side at night.

For daytime activities, try out the Hillcrest Dog Park. It is the only dog park smack dab within the city center that is built with canines in mind. There are rolling fields and even a large pond to splash around in. If you want to be out in nature instead, Yankee Springs Recreational Area is the perfect place to go. Pack up your tent or book a lovely cabin, and head to the park. Being that Michigan is the Great Lake State, you will have several lakes to explore and let your pooch splash around in.

There are many trails to wander on and if you own horses, take them out for a scenic tour. You will thoroughly enjoy the sights of forests, waterfalls, and beaches. This is a great opportunity to let your pet be close to his wild side! After a day of rough-housing at the dog park, grab a bite to eat at One Trick Pony. This is a lovely pub that will not only welcome your dog to sit on the terrace with you, but will greet them with a tasty smoked bone. While your dog is sleepy and satisfied with a scrumptious snack, you can enjoy a quiet meal yourself. Grand Rapids is a great place to visit, and they will welcome your pet just as much as they welcome you! It is full of adventure so try it out!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Grand Rapids

Eastown

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
32,009 per sq. mi.

Eastown

48

Eastown is home to Hillcrest Dog Park, a fenced in, off-leash park which is perfect for your dog to run off some energy while getting socialization. The dog park is separated for large breeds and small, and offers lots of shade, benches, water, and bags for your dog. Once done at the park, take your dog to one of the many dog-friendly restaurants in Eastown, including That Early Bird, Global Infusion, Elk Brewing, and Electric Cheetah, which has unique dishes like goat dip and pickle-brined fried chicken. Beware that outdoor seating for you and your pooch is limited.


Swan

36
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
39,994 per sq. mi.

Swan

36

Swan has two dog friendly parks, the first being John Ball Park. If you’re pooch loves socializing with other dogs and people, John Ball Park is where you need to be. This huge park has loads of amenities, including a zoo, which means your dog will have its eyes and nose in full action as you walk around. If you want a little calmer of a time, then visit Lincoln Park which is down the road from John Ball Park and a bit more intimate. If you have built up an appetite on your walk, visit either Vito’s Pizza or El Sombrero Restaurant for some great food and quality time with your dog.


Downtown

24
Population Density
16,337 per sq. mi.

Downtown

24

If you’re in need of a doggy daycare, then check out Camp Bow Wow of Hudsonville. They offer daycare and overnight care, and give dogs outdoor and indoor play times for maximum socialization and all day play. Downtown is a lively area to bring your pooch as there are tons of great eateries that you and your dog are more than welcome to visit, including Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge, HopCat, Sundance Grill, and One Stop Coney Shop. If you’re craving just a drink, Brick and Porter offers 20 beers on tap and welcomes your dog to drink with you.

Belknap Lookout

12
Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
4,411 per sq. mi.

Belknap Lookout

12

Belknap Lookout is located right off the Grand River, and is a perfect spot to bring your furry friend. Belknap Lookout has two dog friendly parks, Belknap Park and Canal Park, which is spot-on for walking, jogging, or playing fetch with your dog. If you want a more scenic walk, then take your pooch along the Grand River for an impressive view and picture perfect opportunities. If you get a little hungry along the way, don’t worry, as Grand Rapids Garage Bar and Grill is located right by Canal Park. This local bar offers craft beer, live music, and American bar food, all ready for you and your dog to enjoy.


Gaslight Village

0
Dog Parks
3 parks

Population Density
10,539 per sq. mi.

Gaslight Village

0

Gaslight Village has the amazing Reeds Lake located inside of it. The 4.2 mile trail offers paved trails, boardwalks, and sidewalks. Keep your dog on a leash at all times while enjoying Reeds Lake, and be sure to clean up any messes. If Reeds Lake is too big for your liking, check out the two smaller parks located in Gaslight Village, Remington Park and Manhattan Park, both perfect if you are looking for a less populated park.  After a great day outside, stop by Big Bob’s Gaslight Village or Harmony Brewing for some awesome food and drinks with your pup.